Public Notice Request for Qualifications

October 2, 2018 Comments Off on Public Notice Request for Qualifications

The HTMPO is requesting qualifications from transportation planning firms to assist with the update of the travel demand model to horizon year 2045 and other tasks as needed for the Metropolitan Transportation Plan update. The Public Notice for the RFP, a complete scope for the project, DOTD Form 24-102, and the scoring evaluation can be found below. Further inquiries on this RFQ shall be sent in writing to

(Posted 10/2/18)

Regional Planner Position Open

September 26, 2018 Comments Off on Regional Planner Position Open

South Central Planning & Development Commission is seeking a Regional Planner with knowledge/experience in planning and its principals, grant writing, and technical reporting.  Responsibilities include writing and management of Federal, State, and Local Grants in particular Economic Development and Community Development.  Other responsibilities may include management of special projects on behalf of the Commission and its member jurisdictions.  The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, have the ability to work effectively with local, state, and federal officials, interest groups, and the general public.  This position may require public speaking, attendance of night meetings and travel.  Minimum qualifications should include a Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning, Business, or a related field.  Prior parish, municipal or regional experience a plus.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.  SCPDC is an EOE/AAE.

Resumes need to be received by the end of October 31st, 20118 at noon.  Send resume to:  SCPDC Planner PO Box 1870, Gray, LA  70359 or email to:

Don’t Get Left Behind – Register for today!

September 6, 2018 Comments Off on Don’t Get Left Behind – Register for today! 

Louisiana’s Recreational Trails Program Survey

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Louisiana’s Recreational Trails Program Survey

The University of New Orleans Transportation Institute is currently supporting Louisiana’s Recreational Trails Program (under the State of Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, Office of State Parks) in developing a strategic plan to guide program implementation over the next ten years, in alignment with guidance from the FHWA and the Louisiana Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.

As part of this research, we want to hear from trail users of all kinds across the state about how Louisianans are using trail facilities of ALL kinds, from nature trails to ATV trails to urban walking/bicycling trails to paddle trails on our bayous and beyond, for any purpose, and tell us what you’d like to see prioritized for funding and trail management over the next ten years.

Please consider taking 5-10 minutes to help us better understand your interests and needs, and please feel free to share this survey with your friends, family, and anyone else you know who supports great places for Louisianans to walk, bike, ride, paddle, train, learn, relax, and play!

If you represent or are associated with a club, organization, or social group that uses Louisiana Recreational Trails and can help us distribute this survey to your membership/constituency/circle, we’d be especially grateful for your support in disseminating this brief survey. Survey Link:


This survey will remain open until at least July 31st.  Please contact me by phone or email if you have any questions about this study at

*Parishes eligible: Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, Terrebonne

SCPDC Awarded an LED Workforce Development Grant in Partnership with St. James Works to support “St. James Parish Construction Academy”

March 22, 2018 Comments Off on SCPDC Awarded an LED Workforce Development Grant in Partnership with St. James Works to support “St. James Parish Construction Academy”

South Central Planning and Development Commission in partnership with St. James Works received a grant funded under LED Workforce Development/Capacity Building Grant Program. This pilot program–the St. James Parish Construction Academy will allow local veterans, unemployed, and other under-employed residents the opportunity to:

1. Access remedial education including receipt of HiSET certification and then proceed through the ACT WorkKeys Curriculum consisting of computer-based learning and testing,
2. Achieve the National Career Ready Certificate (NCRC),
3. Receive construction-specific training with the assistance of the Associated Builders and Contractors’ regional chapter, and
4. Achieve nationally-accepted certification through completion of the Core and Level I curriculum of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (see

SJ Works Newsletter I 2

Work Ready Brochure Final 01.26.18

Find out more about St. James Work Ready Community Initiative

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